Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

"Missing profile" when relative path specified to profile command line option

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Core Graveyard
Profile: BackEnd
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minor
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Marc-Aurèle DARCHE, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
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Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

6 years ago
A "Missing profile" popup alert is displayed when a relative path is specified to the "-profile" Firefox command line option.

This works OK if the profile path is an absolute path.

This works:
$ arch -i386 /Applications/Firefox-Aurora.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -profile /Users/hop/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/xq1q5l07.XXX/

This doesn't work:
$ cd /Users/hop
$ arch -i386 /Applications/Firefox-Aurora.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -profile Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/xq1q5l07.XXX/

Being able to specify relative paths is useful for example when running tests.

Firefox accepts both absolute and relative paths on Linux and Windows, from Firefox 5.0 up to Aurora (7.0a2), which is what made conclude of a buggy behavior.
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Updated

6 years ago
Summary: "Missing profile" popup alert when a relative path is specified to the → "Missing profile" when relative path specified to profile command line option
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Comment 1

6 years ago
I have done more tests and can say now that this regression appeared on Mac between Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4.0: Firefox 3.6 was accepting relative path profiles, while starting with Firefox 4.0 relative path profiles are not accepted anymore.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Account Manager → Profile: BackEnd
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: account.manager → profile-manager-backend
Blocks: 1243899
This bug is filed in a bugzilla component related to pre-Firefox code which no longer exists. I believe it is no longer relevant and I am therefore closing it INCOMPLETE.

If you believe that this bug is still valid and needs to be fixed, please reopen it and move it to the Toolkit:Startup and Profile System product/component.
No longer blocks: 1243899
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Updated

a year ago
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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